More than 10 months have passed since the arrest of 36 journalists and civil activists in Badinan
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association (KMMK), 36 journalists and civil activists in the city of Badinan in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region have been held in the security service prison in the howler for nearly 10 months, 5 of them have been unjustly sentenced to imprisonment in recent months. 11 others will be tried soon.
Ali Mohammad Saleh, a member of the Kurdistan Parliament, said in a statement on the case of the detainees in Badinan: “3 citizens have been detained in the Howler security prison for about 2 months on various charges, and 3 others have been detained.” Had been forced to flee.
He added that “5 of these people have been unjustly detained and each has been sentenced to 6 years in prison separately.
He added: “During the 7th and 8th of this month, the trials of 8 other civil activists will be held. They will be tried under Article 4 of the law no-21, according to which the previous convicts were sentenced to prison.
“According to lawyers, these civil activists have been accused of spying for foreign countries. The United States and Britain have been named as foreign countries,” he added.
However, these people have officially met with foreign missions in Kurdistan.